Gaia

Gaia

An illuminated sphere seven-metre sphere shows you the earth as seen from the moon. Gaia is a travelling piece by British artist Luke Jerram. In Greek mythology, Gaia is the personification of Mother Earth.

Creator: Luke Jerram Locations and dates: see agenda


This piece gives the public the opportunity to see our planet as the crew of Apollo 17 saw it, in 1972. The installation gives the audience the feeling astronauts get when they look at the earth. It’s an experience that brings a sense of awe, a deep awareness of the interconnectedness of life on earth – and with it our shared responsibility to take care of the earth and its climate.

“I hope visitors to Gaia get to see the Earth as if from space; an incredibly beautiful and precious place. An ecosystem we urgently need to look after – our only home.” Luke Jerram

Jerram created the globe to scale, namely 1.8 million times smaller than the real Earth. By standing 211 metres away from it, you will be able to see the Earth as it appears from the Moon.

During Arcadia, Gaia will be on display at multiple locations around the province, both indoors and outdoors. Gaia was initiated and produced by Sense of Place.

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